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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,850 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Audi A6 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 212014

A6 6-cyl

  • 69,201 miles


The first throttle valve malfunction happened on July 2013. Cost to repair $1557.95 part cost $878 mileage 66784 the second malfunction happened on Oct. 14, 2014 to repair $1200 part cost $913, mileage 69202 what happens here is the engine shuts down. There could have been E major accident if she was rear ended. I called Audi to tell them the part was defective, but they would not listen. That is why I think there should be a recall, to send them a message.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 022009


  • 94,500 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Audi A6. The contact stated when the vehicle is parked the throttle fluctuates. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer change the mass air flow meter. That did not remedy the throttle fluctuation so the dealer removed the mass air flow meter. The dealer then reset the computer for the throttle body and that did not remedy the issue as well. The dealer does not know what is causing the throttle to fluctuate. The contact stated the throttle fluctuation is causing the vehicle to lunge forward when the vehicle is idle. The failure mileage was 94,500.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

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